Do you want to become healthy and fit? Look great and feel great? Live a long and happy life? Of course you do! This article is for not only getting you healthy and fit, but for helping you stay healthy and fit for a lifetime! Sure, it’s great to make significant progress in the short term. We love reaching our goals fast. […]
Learning how to deadlift properly is important to decrease the chance of injury and to increase the amount of weight you can lift. The deadlift is one of my all-time favorite exercises and I believe almost everyone should learn how to deadlift. By including the deadlift in your training you can make quicker changes to […]
Why Cardio is Not Completely Worthless Cardio is hated by many people. They’d rather clean up roadkill or “crawl through 500 yards of shit smelling foulness I can’t even imagine” like Andy Dufresne did in the Shawshank Redemption than do cardio. However, the benefits of cardio workouts are undeniable: Improved work capacity Lower body fat percentage Happier […]
Do you value your time? Of course you do. This means you want to make the most of the time you spend working out. Getting faster results in the gym will also give you more time for other things in life – spending time with family and friends, finishing that book you’ve wanted to read, watching cat videos […]
Winters in Wisconsin are brutal. They’re cold, snowy and there can be days on end when you wonder if the sun actually exists. Having lived in Wisconsin my entire life (Besides a 3 month internship in San Diego – Am I crazy for coming back?), thoughts of warm, sunny places run through my head daily during […]
Exercising can be an utter bore, just like mopping the floor, vacuuming, or watching Daredevil on repeat (Sorry Ben, not your best work). Even as a fitness professional and someone who thoroughly enjoys exercising I’ll admit I too get bored exercising which is why when a member at the gym asked me a few weeks ago to do the Men’s Health Urbanathlon in […]
As a beginner, exercise can seem complicated and this is exactly why I wrote this beginner’s guide to exercise. There is a whole lot of information out there and it can be difficult to decide what you should even do for exercise, but don’t worry, I got your back. In this post I’ll let you […]
How do you make exercise a habit?
This question is one I’m faced with daily and I’m constantly trying to find the best answer.
Making exercise a habit is challenging for many people – especially if you have never had any success exercising consistently in the past.
Heck, even if you have exercised consistently at a previous time in your life it can still be difficult to make it a habit now.
When I first began working out I had no idea what I was doing.
I’d throw together a bunch of random exercises, work until I was really tired, and call it a day.
I tried to do way too much at once and within a few weeks I stopped all the exercise I was doing.
Today in Milwaukee it is a brisk 7 degrees outside right now – another below freezing winter day in Milwaukee.
Though it may be a bit below the average temperature this time of year, this cold is expected. Those of us living in Milwaukee know that in winter it will be cold – rather obvious.
With the cold weather many people go into hibernation mode. I mean, let’s be honest, it is a whole lot easier to just stay at home, stay warm, and not worry about staying fit . Lazy days are the norm for many people during Milwaukee winters.
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